Father Andre Samson – Former Pastor of St Margaret Mary’s (Sunyside Ave near CarletonU) 1999-2006. Note: StMM is now run by a very holy, orthodox priest.http://stmargaretmary-ottawa.org/about/about-the-parish/
Samson is now a professor the Faculty of Education at UO
Radio interview where he criticizes Cardinal Burke. He gets CCO and NET confused as NET is the group that brought in Cardinal Burke.
Host: An email was sent to us from the Ottawa region. “As a gay [man] and as a priest of the Archdiocese of Ottawa, I am upset at the visit of this person. I particularly blame those who invited him, the CCO Movement, Catholic Christian Outreach —who seek to provoke and to distance themselves from the current pope. The resistance towards Pope Francis has regrouped themselves around this operetta Cardinal who likes to disguise himself as a drag queen. I know well today’s youth because I’ve taught at the University of Ottawa for the last sixteen years. I can affirm that Burke will have more success at Mado [CIA Note: a drag queen bar] than with the university students that CCO looks to convert.” That was a listener by the name of Mr. Samson who does not beat around the bush. // Minute 5:49-6:30
This priest spoke at the Gay Sex conference in Toronto on Feb 19 2010
http://www.gmsh.ca/summit2010/upload_image/Summit_Agenda_2010.pdf (right after the Plenary talk on: Get Your KINK On: Strategies for BDSM Outreach Panel discussion and presentation on working with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in kink, BDSM and leather communities.
Please note that Fr Samson was ordained in 1984 when this rule was at force:
The new rules under Pope Francis are these:
In the light of such teaching, this Dicastery, in accord with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, believes it necessary to state clearly that the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called “gay culture”.
Does the Archdiocese think one of its priests should call a Cardinal a drag queen on CBC? Does the Archdiocese believe that this priest should be at a university interacting with young Catholic men and women? What is he teaching them about the Catholic faith?
Update: new tweets from Fr Samson:
The second tweet was done at the same time as the gala with Cardinal Burke – with many Bishops, priests and laypeople.